Best Bars to Watch the 2014 Winter Olympics in Washington, D.C.

January 30, 2014 8:00 AM

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The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics will be filled with thrills and record-breaking moments. Everything from speed skating, hockey, bobsledding, snowboarding and more will be broadcast. Why not enjoy this winter sports fest at D.C. area bars that are known for their amazing sports atmosphere? Below are some of the best places to watch the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Penn Quarter Sports Tavern
639 Indiana Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 347-6666

Penn Quarter Sports Tavern has two full bars and a heated patio for those chilly days and nights of the 2014 Winter Olympics. More than 35 flat-screen TVs are scattered throughout the tavern. Happy hour specials run Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Half-price food specials are offered from 7 p.m. until close and other menu specials can be enjoyed every day of the week. Whether you are looking to hang out and watch U.S. Hockey or throw a special watching event for a specific sport, Penn Quarter Sports Tavern can accommodate groups from 10 to 200.

Lou’s City Bar
1400 Irving St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20010
(202) 518-5687

One of the best features about Lou’s City Bar is the 140-inch HD projector screen to view sports. Plus, this spot has 23 additional HDTV screens for nonstop action of all of the Winter Olympic sporting events. Lou’s even has an outdoor patio with TV screens. Enjoy the games with a beer from one of the 24 drafts on tap. Come in on the weekends for brunch on Saturday and Sunday for two-for-one bloody marys and mimosas as you watch recaps and highlights from the Olympic games.

Buffalo Billiards
1330 19th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 331-7665

Buffalo Billiards is one of the best places to get in on all of the 2014 Winter Olympic action. It has three full-service bars and can provide you will all of your sport addiction needs along with an infusion of the 2014 Olympics with over 60 flat-screen TVs. This bar has three private party rooms and five enormous projection screens for up-close action of your favorite Winter Olympic sport. Happy hour is offered Monday through Friday with food and drink specials.

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Public Bar in Dupont
1214 B 18th St.
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 223-2200

Public Bar has two locations (Dupont & Tenley) for all of your the 2014 Winter Olympic needs. It has two levels, a rooftop deck and the main floor has over 30 flat-screens. Public Bar also has large booths with individually controllable TVs. The second floor has lounge tables and couches to just hang out with your buddies. Happy hour is offered Monday through Friday and don’t forget about the bar’s incredible drink specials on Thirsty Thursday from 8 p.m. until close.

Union Pub
201 Massachusetts Ave. N.E.
Washington, DC 20002

(202) 546-7200

Union Pub has been serving sports fans since 1995. If you are in the Capitol Hill area, this is a great place to go for the 2014 Winter Olympic events. It has over 25 flat-screen TVs to capture each sport. With over 35 different crafted beers and a bottomless brunch on Saturday and Sunday, Union Pub is an excellent bar to watch speed skating, snowboarding, hockey and more.

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Sonya Dunn is a freelance writer covering all things Washington DC. Her work can be found on

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